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Hussain Pirani

Writer FBI: International, "Season 1, Season 2"; 2021 NBC Writer on the Verge Program
Born in Karachi and raised in Austin, Hussain is a storyteller with over a decade of experience directing short films, documentaries, and commercials. After pursuing both Film and Psychology at the University of Texas, he started out in casting and spent nine months canvassing the U.S. for Terrence Malick’s Oscar-nominated THE TREE OF LIFE. Over the next 10 years, he traveled globally as a commercial director, shooting in places like Tokyo, Budapest, and the Peruvian Amazon. Hussain relocated to Los Angeles in 2018 and, drawing from his immigrant experience, writes grounded dramas steeped in genre that explore themes of family, identity, and human resilience. In addition to joining NBC's “Writers on the Verge” fellowship in 2020, Hussain was a semifinalist for Disney's Television Writing Program and a finalist for the CBS Writers Mentoring Program. He is currently working on his second season of the CBS drama, FBI: INTERNATIONAL.